Ispired by  Benozzo Gozzoli's fresco cycle, "The Journey of the Wise Men (Magi)". 1459 - 61. by Ian A. Hawkins
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Ispired by Benozzo Gozzoli's fresco cycle, "The Journey of the Wise Men (Magi)". 1459 - 61. by 


Ian A. Hawkins, Artist.
One of the most enchanting works in all Italian Renaissance art. was my inspiration for this modern version.
I have chosen a detail from the procession; that of two young pages and lifted them from this famous work.
Located on the walls of the private chapel, of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, in Florence and described as… " The most glittering fresco cycle of the 15th century".
I have been fortunate to have visited it twice.
My work is titled…“Youth, like the Butterfly, is Ephemeral”. It signifies the gung-ho attitude, arrogance, narcissism and pride of many young men, who believe, as they approach man-hood, that they are immortal.
The Butterflies are placed over the lips, symbolicly silencing their sometimes reckless and hurtful words .
Mixed Media Collage by Ian.A.Hawkins, on canvas block. Materials used include, found images, recycled objects, gold leaf, jewells, braid, beads, sequins, metallic and acrylic paint.
(Photo by Anthony Davey; http//www.redbubble.com/people/anthonydavey) .


Comments

  • Sable31
    Sable31almost 4 years ago

    love this work

  • Thank you. I love your stuff too! Well done.

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • VenusOak
    VenusOakalmost 4 years ago

    delightful

  • Thanks a lot.
    Ian

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • paolo1955
    paolo1955over 3 years ago

    Your works are an extraordinary pleasure to view.Greetings from Italy – Paolo

  • A very belated “Thank you”!
    Ian
    Tasmania.

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 3 years ago

    Just Beautiful! Could you send this "Collage With Tradtional Mediums’?

  • You are very generous, Robyn.
    Thanks.
    Ian

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • ltruskett
    ltruskettover 3 years ago

    Really really beautiful……… Oh how I love those butterflies for lips. Stunning. :))

  • Many thanks. I love the lips too!
    Ian

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • Ian A. Hawkins
    Ian A. Hawkinsover 3 years ago

    A great big general “Thank You” to all my admirers.
    Cheers,
    Ian.
    Tasmania.

  • luvnature
    luvnatureover 3 years ago

    lovely work…….

  • Yes, these two Medici page-boys filled the bill for this theme.
    Thank you.

    Cheers,
    Ian,
    Tasmania.

    PS:- Where do you hale from? – just curious.

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • luvnature
    luvnatureover 3 years ago

    did u mean where i live? i am from texas….u.s.

  • Yes! It’s nice to know where people live.

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Thank you very sincerely. I am honoured.
    Cheers,
    Ian,
    Tasmania.

    – Ian A. Hawkins

  • Chungkong
    Chungkongalmost 3 years ago

    wow.

  • Thanks very much. I’m glad you like it.
    Sorry I took so long to acknowledge you.
    Cheers,
    Ian,
    Tasmania

    – Ian A. Hawkins

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